The Council pushed back a vote on the controversial proposal to Dec. 7, after a dozen councilmembers signed onto a letter raising concerns over the project’s lack of commitments to affordable housing and jobs.
City Limits hosted a virtual discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the next mayor. Featuring panelists Kyle Bragg of 32 BJ SEIU, New York State Senator Jessica Ramos, Jennifer Jones Austin of advocacy organization FPWA, Sandra Lobo of Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership of New York.
The legislation dates back to a 2002 tragedy when 8-year-old Jashawn Parker died in a fire in a residential Bronx building, where the landlord had failed to address almost 400 housing code violations for nearly two years.
‘We need a clearheaded new approach, based on the reality that the majority of struggling Americans could climb out—and stay out—of poverty, but only with significant help.’
In this week’s podcast episode, Executive Editor Jarrett Murphy offers the rundown on the five special elections slated to take place in the coming months, where candidates are vying to fill vacant City Council seats in Queens and The Bronx.